Arab Film Festival-OPENING NIGHT !-"When I saw You" FILM

Hold the date of Friday Oct 11th! It's the opening night of the Arab Film Festival!

Castro Theatre:

429 Castro St. near Market St, San Francisco

The link for tickets is found on the schedule page for the festival:


Join us in San Francisco as we kick off the 17th Annual Arab Film Festival!

Opening night film:
Director: Annemarie Jacir

Jordan. 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music, and infectious hope all dancing above and below the world of WHEN I SAW YOU through the stories of people journeying towards adventure, love, humor, and the desire to be free. But, most importantly, journeying towards that one unforgettable moment where we wake up and find the world overflowing with possibilities: yes, overflowing with life far beyond the strangle-hold of borders and boundaries.

With prizes won at the Berlin International Film FestivalAbu Dhabi Film FestivalArab film festival of OranCairo International Film Festival, Carthage International Film Festival (JCC 2012), and IFFK - International Film Festival of Kerala, in addition to Palestine's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 2013 Academy Awards... alongside screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the upcoming Boston Palestine Film Festival - to name a few - the sweeping resonance, significance and implications surrounding WHEN I SAW YOU cannot be be understated.

Versed in the ways of engineering affect-laced narratives reaching for the sublime, Annemarie Jacir has established herself not just a leading figure of contemporary Palestinian cinema - but CINEMA at large. In remembrance of her first feature, SALT OF THE SEA (which was screened at the 2009 Arab Film Festival) her ability to weave social reality with transcendence and filmic sophistication is of a divine sort.

We absolutely cannot *wait* for you to see this film!

WHEN I SAW YOU website:
Facebook page: When I Saw You - The Film لما شفتك

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  • Faiza

    I found this film to be very engrossing and beautifully done. Hope you can catch it if you missed the opening.

    October 12, 2013

  • Faiza

    10pm after party is here if you'd like to attend:
    476 Castro Street @18thSt. in San Francisco, California,[masked]

    October 11, 2013

  • Farah Jahan Siddiqui B.

    Ahlan bikum! I'm an arts writer for Aslan Media and I'm reviewing the Arab Film Festival so I'm not sure I'll be able to meet anyone before the film starts. However, I encourage other Yalla members to get together before the film if they want to. There are lots of places to meet near the theater. I just got the e-newsletter from the Arab Film Festival people and it says that the after party is at Blush, a wine bar, and the party is open to everyone.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Faiza

    I may be volunteering with the film festival that night, so coordinate amongst yourselves if you want to meet up with others from the group before the film..

    October 6, 2013

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